For more than 25 years, the mission of our gallery has been to provide fine art services that are enriching, personal, and accessible. Our Lake Como consultancy, led by Sue Kim, is the latest in a series of international expansions that allow us to better connect with clients.
-James Carona, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Heather James Fine Art
Fine Art Consultant
San Francisco, California and Lake Como, Italy
Sue Kim brings more than 30 years of diverse art and luxury experience to Heather James Fine Art. She has worked in the fields of fine art, photography, interior and product design, architecture, real estate, and hospitality in multiple cities including San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She speaks conversational Italian and French. Sue received a BA in East Asian Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design.
Sue divides her time between San Francisco and Lake Como.
My passion for everything Italian began while studying art history at Barnard College at Columbia University, while at the same time befriending an exciting group of young Italians in the Michelin-star hospitality industry in New York City, who are still my friends today.
My graduation gift to myself was a 4-month visit to Ravenna, the first Byzantine capital of Italy, filled with the famous Medieval mosaics I had just studied. I immersed myself in all aspects of the culture and became conversational in the language, to the point where I became convinced, I was Italian in my previous life!
Many years later in 2002, I had the special opportunity to help the hospitality designer Adam Tihany curate GrandHotelSalone at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), which was a 4,000 square-meter fully-functional replica of a boutique hotel, combining the “hotel room of the future” designs of world-class architects such as Richard Meier, each paired with a leading Italian manufacturer such as B&B Italia.
So now in 2022, establishing Heather James Fine Art’s first Italian consultancy at Lake Como, with close access to all of Europe, is a dream come true for this Europhile and art lover!
HEATHER JAMES FINE ART – LAKE COMO is a valuable resource for European clients, providing a wide array of support and assistance for a vast range of properties. With the help of Heather James Fine Art experts, our Fine Art Consultants are able to assist you to acquire, deaccession or evaluate artwork.
We provide a wide range of client-based services including art acquisition and sales, collections management, appraisals, logistics management, and financial services.
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Heather James Fine Art provides a wide range of client-based services catered to your specific art collecting needs. Our Operations team includes professional art handlers, a full registrar department and logistical team with extensive experience in art transportation, installation, and collection management. With white glove service and personalized care, our team goes the extra mile to ensure exceptional art services for our clients.